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We Can’t Always Play Waltzes - cover

We Can’t Always Play Waltzes

Humbert Lucarelli, Daniel Pereira

Publisher: Carl Fischer

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Insightful and illuminating, Daniel Pereira's conversations with oboist soloist Bert Lucarelli reflect on his life, performing, music, and philosophy. Music lovers will not only enjoy, but also will learn from, Bert's recollections of rehearsing and working with great conductors and musicians such as Stokowski, Solti, Krips, Reiner, Kondrashin, and Stravinsky. Bert entices us into his world with many insightful observations.

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